Exhibition |  responseAbility | Artist from the AIR program West Balcan Calling: Stefano Romano/DZT, Dante Buu, Veronika Eberhart, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marko Kosović, Wolfgang Obermair,  Danilo Prnjat, Gregor Schlatte, Deniz Sözen, tadi, Inge Vavra, Velimir Zernovski | Graz (9.3.2017 , < rotor > association for contemporary art and in Vienna (7.3.2017, Kunsthalle Exnergasse/ KEX Studio)  6 pm

From 2015 to 2016, the artist-in-residence programme “West Balkan  Calling” took place in Belgrade, Cetinje, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana as well as in Graz, Klagenfurt, Krems, Linz and Vienna.  A total of 12 artists visited the cities mentioned above for a residency.  During this time, they realised works of art and/or were inspired to create new works, which will be presented in the exhibition  “responseABILITY”.

The observations and individual experiences made within the guest artists' residencies form the starting point of the exhibition.  They could check their expectations, compare them with their impressions on site and put them into relation to their own living environments. Moreover, the mutual exchange opened up the possibility to compare perceptions of the different cultural spaces.

My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything we see can also be otherwise)

Lecture by Sabina Sabolović |  My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything we see can also be otherwise)| Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 7 March 2018, 20.00 h.

Press to Exit Project Space together with Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to the lecture by Sabina Sabolović, member of the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW

Sabina Sabolović will present the practice of the curatorial collective she is part of - What, How & for Whom/WHW – which is concerned with continuous reconfiguration of the relationships of artistic and cultural production with notions of history and politics.  The presentation will be focused on their most recent project My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything we see can also be otherwise) they co-curated in collaboration with Kathrin Rhomberg.  Titled after a work by Croatian artist Mladen Stilinović (1947-2016), the project was inspired by his life-long anti-systematic artistic approach that searched for more autonomous ways of artistic production.

Art and political space in Europe

External activities | Yane Calovski's presentation | Art and political space in Europe: Alliances with civil society and strategies for collaboration - Another Europe More Europe #2 Organised by: Kunstenpunt in collaboration with BOZAR BOZAR Mezzanine, Brussels, 28 February, 2018

With this second round table on culture in Europe, we try to understand the actual political and social context in which artists and organizations are working in Central and South-East Europe and how engaged initiatives reconnect with civil society and reinvent institutional models. Tendencies of nationalism and populism are the case all over Europe. What can we learn from each other, what are the needs of art initiatives in Central and South-East Europe and how can we work together?

Reclaim, recode, reinvent / Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe

External activities | Jovanka Popova’s presentation | Reclaim, recode, reinvent / Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe  | Organised by: Coordinate System Project and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung  Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin (20. February) and Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw (22.February), 2018

Artists and curators from Eastern and South-eastern Europe present their subversive strategies in urban spaces. How does politically engaged art survive in an era in which democracy is increasingly being eroded?

At the launch of the new book, “Reclaim, recode, reinvent – Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe”, the assembled contributions and projects of the network “coordinate system” are presented. In 2017, artists, scientists, and activists from twelve different countries in Eastern, South-eastern and Central Europe, discussed their ongoing projects in Berlin. They bring to light the prospects for creative forms of participation in urban development:

CrossSections - Public Meeting

External activities |  Yane Calovski | CrossSections-Public Meeting| Iaspis |  Stockholm 7 Fevruary 2018

Iaspis hosts the Public Meeting of the CrossSections project in Stockholm. The speakers of the meeting will be the Iaspis Studio Grant Holder Yane Calovski (MKD), the curator of the project Basak Senova (TUR) and participating artist of the project Ramesch Daha (AUT).

CrossSections is a cross disciplinary research platform focusing on the meaning of “process” in artistic research with aim to articulate critical reactions to the political, economic, and social disturbances facing us today. The project emerged from the need to challenge the ‘status quo’ across the political spectrum and support effective and critical forms of discursive and artistic productions to emerge. In the course of two years (2017-2018), the project is expected to engage with a number of artists, scholars and cultural workers, producing a varied forms of meetings, residencies, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks designed to be held in three cities: Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm.